Finland is a sovereign state, a peninsular that is bordered by the gulf of Bothnia to the west and the gulf of Finland to the south. Norway borders Finland to the north, Sweden to the North-west, and Russia to the east. Area wise, Finland is Europe’s eighth largest country, but the most sparsely populated.
Helsinki is Finland’s capital city and the national alcoholic drink is Lakka or Lakkalikoon, a liqueur which gets its flavour from the cloud-berry fruit. The word Lakka means cloud-berry in Finnish. The beverage is an infusion made by soaking the berries in grain alcohol anywhere between two and six months. After soaking in oak barrels, natural sweeteners such as honey and spices like cinnamon are added. It has a ABV of 20%.
Northern Cloud Baijiu Cocktail
50ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
30ml of Lakka
25ml of lemon juice
2 egg whites
8 ice cubes
Put all the ingredients into a shaker, shake well. Strain into 2 Martini glasses and serve.
V.I.P Jiu 8 - The Full Story
The story of V.I.P Jiu 8 begins on the 2nd of July 2014. It is a tale that begins with a wrongly attributed, chipped and cracked wine cup that hid an astonishing secret dating back to imperial China, a secret connected to its longest-reigning emperor, Kangxi, who ruled China from 1662 until 1722.
The Kangxi Emperor was the second emperor of the Qing dynasty, credited with completing the conquest of China and presiding over one of China’s most glorious eras. He was the single most powerful person on earth at the time, ruling over a vast empire and over 100 million subjects.
The journey starts in Northern England and unfolds across multiple continents, with amazing highs and life-threatening lows. It involves a series of events that have led to the re-birth of a 300-year-old imperial Chinese liquor that hails from within the walls of the Forbidden City.
The V.I.P. Jiu 8 recipe consists of nine ingredients personally selected by the Kangxi Emperor. The recipe has lain hidden for three hundred years. It is unique in the fact that it is an ancient recipe that is brand-new to the market and does not copy or taste like any other spirit. It is historically, enjoyably and restoratively imperial.
Read more: V.I.P Jiu 8 THE FULL STORY